Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art SchoolsAs much as I love my school, Academy of Art University, it's not necessary to attend a special art school in order to learn about art. Because of the internet, there are plenty of resources available for those who are self-motivated and eager to learn.Get an Art Education Without Expensive Art Schools2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'll start with some of the cheapest resources, ending with more expensive ones:
1. Blogs, podcasts and livestreams. Most professional artists keep blogs, and these things are free treasure troves of information. The best blogs don't only show off art, they also give tips about the business of art and introduce you to new resources. Try starting with Muddy Colors, a super informative blog run by several professional painters and sculptors: http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/ For podcasts, check out Chris Oatley's artcast: http://chrisoatley.com/category/podcasts/ Also check out the Awesome Horse Studios livestream: http://www.awesomehorsestudios.com/
2. Online tutorials and videos. I basically taught myself digital painting by combini
A Taste of True Blood True Blood Sookie Eric by choffman36 True Blood Eric PSC by MJasonReed True Blood Jessica PSC by MJasonReed True Blood Bookmark by masochisticlove Sookie Stackhouse - True Blood by MarkAndrewNeilson True Blood Bill Compton by Dr-Horrible True Blood Oh Yes by ZhaoT TRUE BLOOD by S-von-P Jessica Hamby -True Blood- by MarkAndrewNeilson true blood: pam by chemcial23 True Blood by BritneyBlack True Blood Eric's portrait by Dhesia Eric and Sookie True Blood by SmartyPie Frailty in Blue: Eric Northman by MohaniRose Eric True Blood 3 by MizidoraA Taste of True Blood2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dAContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Contests, Projects and Challenges Around dA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Theme Pokemon XY Celebratory Contest
Ends Sign-ups end 27 August 2013
Theme Original Character Tournament set in a version of the underworld
Hosted by ~Xouri
Medium Visual (except photography) and written
Ends 31 August 2013
Theme Tales of Trees
Hosted by #TreeLovers and #Treephoto
To all the depressed teens on DeviantartHi. I went through depression in my senior year of high school. I felt lonely, guilty, ugly, unworthy of love, painfully isolated. Being alone at night was the worst, because that's when all the dark thoughts would come and I would fight the thoughts of cutting myself. I wrote a lot of bad poetry. I cried all the time and didn't even know why. I thought about what heaven might be like, and I wished I was there.To all the depressed teens on Deviantart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I told my parents. I got therapy. I got medicine. I got better.
Since then, I've gone to college. I studied abroad in Japan. I fell in love and married a cute guy. He and I are making a video game together! Now I'm going to graduate school and I'm learning to become a children's book illustrator. I live in a bright apartment where I can see squirrels climbing in the trees outside my window. I love baking muffins and popovers and other yummy things. Not every day is rainbows and sunshine, but in general I am a very happy girl and I LOVE my life.
As a teenager, I never could have
Leonard Nimoy: Millennial Renaissance ManLeonard Nimoy: Millennial Renaissance Man7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Millennial Renaissance Man ACTOR, DIRECTOR, POET, PHOTOGRAPHER LEONARD NIMOY PASSES INTO ETERNITY
SPOCK by Henry Fong
In a business of massive ego and terrible behavior directed at slicing and dicing their competition, Leonard Nimoy was known as a total gentleman, a class act all the way and a consummate professional at every turn.
For several generations around the globe he will be forever “Mr. Spock,” the half-human, half-Vulcan first office
Paperman.Astounding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTLySbGoMX0Paperman.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DA's Insular Taste PhenomenonIt's been quite a while since I wrote a preachy "THINK ABOUT YO' ART"-type journal, and some of my newer watchers may not know that this is a particular(ly annoying) habit of mine. This is a subject I've had on my mind for quite some time for a number of reasons, and it's recently coalesced into a semi-soluble form so here we go. (As an aside- this journal does have some recycled ideas from a previous post of mine, but obviously I hadn't really said everything I wanted to on the subject.)DA's Insular Taste Phenomenon4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's no mystery that I love this website. I came in at the tail end of the pre-critique wonder years, when the internet discovered and exploited that, yes, we don't always produce the highest quality art here. There's a lot of unpleasantness directed towards DeviantArt. At RISD, I made a point to never mention that I had an account here, because of the looks of disgust I would get haha and people would think about me differently. It was
Digitally Delicious: February 12thDream Deer by sherrae78Digitally Delicious: February 12th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
little girl 2 by SansaXIX
Elemental Lord by Changinghand
In the walls... by AndyKluthe
Sleep... by DigitalCutti
~ Oasis City ~ by ChristianGerth
The Fish by Noldofinve
Risen from burning ashes by cat-meff
Zeros Blaze by EnferDeHell
The Shaman sketch... by Phobs
Snake dragon by antilous
Best of August 2013Hello, good day or in my case, good evening !Best of August 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here is collection of photos, i chose as the BEST OF AUGUST 2013.
All photos are from Photos of 2013 I..
GIVE SOME to the Artists
Telling our stories through art featuresIf someone told you that you had to find the 5-7 pieces of art on dA that best represent you, could you do it?Telling our stories through art features2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What do your favorite works of art say about you? Have you ever thought about it?
I'm featuring 7 deviations that blow me away, that I turn to for my own inspiration. Each one tells a story to which I can relate. A piece of my own story is echoed in each image.
What's your story through art? Create a journal with 5-7 of your favorite deviations that best represent you, and link me!
I love rain. I love the way it washes away sorrow and leaves your soul open for the sunlight.
This image reminds me of me because of the feeling of pain, of being hit with a constant barrage of garbage in my life that I don't need or deserve. You can avoid a lot of it, but sometimes it comes up and strikes you on the chin, reminding you to pay your dues.
Beautiful dress, beautiful hair.
Contest time! [deadline in less than 1 week]It's nearing 2015, and while I was going to wait until then to announce this, I actually can't really wait any longer. ((then again, I'm pretty much doing the same thing with all of my other plans I was gonna do in 2015. lol))Contest time! [deadline in less than 1 week]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, time for a contest!
The theme of this one is...
...Homestuck fan characters!
So basically the same as last year.
Unlike last year's contest though, I am having this one centered around a specific set of FC's rather than all of my sets.
The set I am centering this around is
The Constellation set!
-new sprites are here-
And the Humanstuck AU is now included!
This is basically what you get to choose from.
If there is an FC you
Nickelodeon seeks Storyboard Artist for KorraResponsibilities:Nickelodeon seeks Storyboard Artist for Korra3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved
Create storyboards in Toon Boom Storyboard Pro program, implementing storytelling objectives. Follow instructions of creative supervisors.
Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions.
Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and appropriate production staff.
Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s
Meet all deadlines as determined by Line Producer or Production Manager.
Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed. Pitch Storyboards to Directors/Producers and implement notes that are given in these reviews.
Experience with Toon Boom Storyboard Pro a major plus.
As this is an artistic position, a design test may be requ
400 points giveaway :D (CLOSED! WINNERS ANNOUNCED)Yay, new giveaway! I'll give out 400 points, so I hope you'll want to join!400 points giveaway :D (CLOSED! WINNERS ANNOUNCED)1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Deadline: Wednesday, September 16th
1st: 300 points
2 runner ups: 50 points
WINNERS WERE PICKED USING RANDOM.ORG
What do you have to do?
Just fav this journal! That's all you have to do.
You don't have to watch me or anything, but I would appreciate it if you took a look at my gallery at least. If you like my stuff, I'd be happy for a watch.
I don't want anyone to watch me in hopes of bigger chances of winning, you will not get that.
Only watch if you like my art
Feel free to share this jo
New Wrapped Canvas Product TweetNew Wrapped Canvas Product4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The stretcher bar on our Wrapped Canvas Print will be changing from an 11/16" (1.75 cm) depth x 1 5/8" (4.13 cm) width to a 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) depth x 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) width.
The result will be an upgraded product that has a more professional,
gallery-quality look at the same great price.
For those who are not aware, the Gallery Wrap, which is what deviantART
uses for our Canvas Prints, is a technique that wraps the actual image around
all four sides of the frame.
The outermost 1 3/4" (4.45 cm) on all four sides will be stretched to wrap
around the frame.
If you have designed borders to wrap around the edge of th
On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
Disney vs Lucas ArtsIf ever you bring up Disney in a conversation, people immediately recite tired old issues with the company that haven't been true for a long time. For example, complaining about the excess of half-assed sequels. That was part of Michael Eisner's regime. When he left the studio the quality Disney was producing suddenly skyrocketed considerably. Likewise the excessive merchandising and branding of Disney related products has also ceased to be as all-consuming now that Eisner is gone. In fact, a lot of the main issues people had with Disney during the 90's and early 2000's was a result of Eisner.Disney vs Lucas Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since Eisner left, the Disney studio has done a REMARKABLE job in clearing their name of many of the atrocities they had committed during his regime. They promptly turned the animation department around and have even begun doing 2-D animated films again after Eisner said "no." Granted, at the moment 2-D is still in hiatus, but the situation isn't as dire as it use to be and there's still promise
Voyage to the Unknown: Fan Art - The WitcherVoyage to the Unknown: Fan Art - The Witcher4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Voyage to the unknown is a Feature series by Mrs-Durden, dedicated to galleries one doesn't visit frequently.
Felizias and AlexanderPaupoff threw the ball to me and I decided to play it on The Witcher's field,
since the fever is quite high at the moment - A very successful game, with striking graphics!
...and that voice[...]
Maybe fans would be happy to dive into this world a bit - an inspiration for so many artists!
Ciri by Carlo-Marcelo
Disturbios en Mexico Diciembre 2012NOTE: This is about the urban riots in México (yeah, it scalated into riots). It´s in Spanish, just copy pasta it to a translator in google.Disturbios en Mexico Diciembre 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Seguro han visto en las noticias algunas de las imágenes y videos de los disturbios urbanos que ocurrieron el 1º de Diciembre de 2012 en la ciudad de México (y tal vez se enteraron de los que ocurrieron en otros lugares) y que incluyeron unos pocos miles de manifestantes, bombas incendiarias, ataques a barricadas, petardos, daños a propiedad pública y privada por millones de pesos, decenas de heridos, más de 100 detenidos iniciales y un supuesto muerto. Todo mientras Enrique Peña Nieto tomaba poder como presidente de Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, recibiendo la atención de los medios masivos que parecían no enterarse de lo que ocurría afuera en las calles. http://actualidad.rt.com/actualidad/view/79936-vivo-disturbios-mexico-dia-posesion-presidente-enrique-pena-nieto ¿Qué sucedió?
Cryamore Demo on the Horizon (New Gameplay Video)Hey everyone! We've been working like mad for this demo (GDC WEEK IS IN ONE WEEK, YIKES!), so I did a lil' gameplay recording teasing what we're throwing in so far. Of course, a lot of what you see is all Work-In-Progress, and we still have a lot to throw in this week (voice acting, cleaning up assets, events, etc.), so you're going to see a big change from the demo's release.Cryamore Demo on the Horizon (New Gameplay Video)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take a look, and do it in 720p and fullscreen to get the full effect!
10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantARTWritten with tongue firmly in cheek, from the point of view of someone who has been here for six and a half years, witnessing much dead horse flogging and dArama from a comfortable distance, armed with a sense of humour.10 Irrefutable Facts About deviantART4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It was better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
Daily Deviations are shit.
They were so much better last year/5 years ago/August 2000/before Jesus was a little boy.
They're all porn.
Like almost everything else on dA.
Apart from the anime and furries, which are EVERYWHERE and impossible to escape.
All the Admins are NAZIs.
That's why they don't care AT ALL about the masses of hate art you report and wilfully ignore your complaints, probably because they have it in for you, personally.
But hey, dA is all about the corporate greed, stealing your money and not giving away enough cool stuff for free to millions of users.
Unlike last year/5
COMMISSION *Paid Slots - OPEN/*Reserve list - OPENExample of customised commissionCOMMISSION *Paid Slots - OPEN/*Reserve list - OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bust commission: £60
+ Complex detail: £35 (for the jewellery)
+ Paypal fee: £10
Detailed Sketch: £20
Detailed Face: £55
Bust Commission: £60
Waist Up: £75
Thigh up Commissions: £90
Full Body: £150
Wedding Card Service: £310 (Without prints)
This includes invitations to the wedding service and reception party.
Just Sketch £15
Extra detail +£15 (Bust only)
Complex Detail +£35 - £50 (can vary)
Example: Wings: +£35
Background +£15 (Bust o
Darkstalkers: Ultimate Edition (UDON 2012 Review)Darkstalkers: The Ultimate EditionDarkstalkers: Ultimate Edition (UDON 2012 Review)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Darkstalkers! Morrigan, Demitri, Felicia, Donovan, Victor, Talbain, and more battle it out for control of the night! Darkstalkers: The Ultimate Edition collects all of UDON’s original comics adapting and inspired by the fan-favourite Darkstalkers video game series in one massive, oversized-volume!
In the world on Darkstalkers, the fate of the world has taken a bleak and ominous turn. Slowly and steadily inhuman and supernatural characters have awoken and are roaming the earth. Vampires, zombies, ghosts, and succubae torment the mortal world—when not engaging in vicious struggles for power amongst themselves! Created by CAPCOM, Darkstalkers is dark reflection of the Street Fighter video games, a surreal and supernatural fighting game with fan-favourite characters that have gone on to star in other CAPCOM games, including the smash-hit Marvel vs. Capcom 3!
Darkstalkers was adapted comics by UDON from 2005 to 2009, and these stor
Quick NoteI was recently asked about how to go about studying anatomy. Keep in mind that anatomy is likeQuick Note2 years ago in Personal More Like This
icing on a cake. The underlying shape and form must be defined before you can start throwing
it in there. lol I'll be going over this base anatomy in the cliff notes. That being said, the best way
to study anatomy ( I think ) is to study function. If you understand interlocking forms, guess what?
You know how to draw, arms, legs and the torso. If you understand stacking forms you now have the tools
to draw intricate areas like the armpit, hips, arms reaching side view etc.
There's a few things I think about when I incorporate anatomy.
1.) Will it help flow?
2.) Will it reinforce my underlying form?
3.) Do I even need to show it in this image?
4.) What is the figure doing?
5.) Where is the weight?
the list goes on.
The simplest way to think of anatomy is this. If you take two pencils and position them in
Introduction about making handmade booksINTRODUCTION ABOUT BASIC TOOLS TO MAKE HANDMADE BOOKSIntroduction about making handmade books2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Today I'd like to share with you some basic tips if you're interested in making handmade books. I've learned how to do that a few terms ago, at the university. As an art restoring adept I've been through the old, traditional ways of making books and added some modern touches to simplify that. I'm going non-professional so far, without expensive equipment, so if you'd like to give books a try you don't have to invest that much
The first and obvious thing that's needed for our book is paper. At that stage you have to decide what kind of book you'd like to make - you need lined or squared paper for notebooks, journals, cookbooks and basically everything that's meant to write in. Sketchbooks and scrapbooks require nice smooth plain paper and photo albums work best with thick and durable paper. Of course those are basics, you can use decorated paper or one suitable for